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Nutty Fudge Day

fudgeApparently today is Nutty Fudge Day – don’t ask me why it is today in particular but having discovered this I think a fudge recipe is in order, don’t you?! Here’s a little history behind fudge…..

Between the crunchy nuts and chocolatey smooth fudge flavour, it’s hard to resist nutty fudge! Fudge was accidentally invented in the United States in the late 1880’s when a baker was trying to make caramel. Following its creation, fudge recipes began appearing around the world in many different variations. To this day, nutty fudge remains one of the most popular fudge recipes

There are a vast amount of fudge recipes to be found on the internet and in our recipe books. How do I pick one? Well I’ve picked two – one with nuts and one without!

The first recipe is for vanilla fudge from Nigella Lawson who doesn’t do anything in moderation and so this makes a huge amount of fudge! You can see from her recipe page she gives lots of useful hints and tips on how to make your fudge.

Ingredients you need for Vanilla Fudge:

  • 250 grams soft butter
  • 1 x 397 grams can condensed milk
  • 175 ml milk
  • tablespoons golden syrup
  • 800 grams granulated sugar
  • teaspoons vanilla

The other recipe is for chocolate walnut fudge and is from a post I found on the Allrecipes website. Lovely and rich but with the crunch of the walnuts. Delicious!

Ingredients you need for Chocolate Walnut Fudge:

  • 125g butter
  • 175g plain chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 150ml evaporated milk
  • 10 large white marshmallows
  • 125g chopped walnuts

It’s a shame that National Eat What You Want Day was yesterday – would have been better if it was tomorrow so you can eat fudge to your heart’s content!!!

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